Pontificia Università Lateranense

location Rome - Italy
Finished 2006
Role [u'architect in charge', u'art director']
Client

Pontificia Università Lateranense

Type [u'university', u'auditorium', u'residential']
Dimension 2700 m2
Budget 8m euro
Phase [u'schematic project', u'final plans', u'construction documents', u'artistic supervision']
Team

King & Roselli architects (King+Roselli+Ricci) with Giandomenico Florio, Ulich Grosse, Christina Hoffmann, Arianna Nobile, Enrica Testi, Katia Scarioni, Toyohiko Yamaguchi.

Design and construction of a new library: three ramped reading rooms, book stacks and university bookshop. Renovation and extension of the university library including the administration offices. Renovation of the auditorium (560 seats) and entrance lobby, furnishings and fitting. Restoration of the main auditorium block: 5 apartments, book archives, library staff offices, entry lobby, and main hall- including fittings, finishes, and furniture.

On commissioning the project for the new library extension to the Pontifical Lateran University the chancellor Mons. Rino Fisichella was quite clear in in his main objective: to bring the activity of reading and the consultation of books as the central occupation of the university.